The many ways teacher diversity may benefit students

In their report, researchers Anna J. Egalite and Brian Kisida outline the three theories supporting the benefit to children of color of having non-white teachers in the classroom: 1) having similar ethnic/race teachers a role models, 2) higher expectations from teachers of color for minority children, and 3) teachers of color’s cultural understanding of their students.  Egalite and Kisida found evidence to support all three theories.

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